Lung Cancer - More Information


Tobacco and Cancer

Follow this link to our What Causes Cancer? section, where you can learn more about cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use, and how it affects different groups of people.


Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found at different levels in soil and rock throughout the world.


Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers. These fibers, found in soil and rocks in many parts of the world, are made of silicon, oxygen, and other elements. Find out more about the link between asbestos and lung cancer here.

Diesel Exhaust

Exposure to diesel exhaust is widespread in the modern world. Exhaust from diesel engines brings a complex mixture of soot and gases to roadways, cities, farms, and other places.

Lung Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Tobacco use is the number one cause of lung cancer, but people who don’t smoke may get lung cancer too. Learn about the known causes of lung cancer, what you can do to lower your risk, and tests that may help find it early.